Children’s Report of Sleep Patterns is found to be a valid and reliable measure
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A new study presents the preliminary psychometrics of the Children’s Report of Sleep Patterns (CRSP), a self-report measure for children. The CRSP demonstrated good reliability and validity, providing support for children 8 years and older reporting information about their own sleep patterns, sleep hygiene and sleep disturbances. The study also found that about 40 percent of parents were unaware of child-reported difficulties with sleep onset latency, night wakings or poor sleep quality, suggesting that some children may provide information about their sleep that is not captured by parental reports. The study appears in the March 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.